Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trouble in Paradise

Ice cubes didn't freeze, milk wasn't cold.  Adjusting the temp of the refrigerator didn't help.  We pulled out the refrigerator expecting to clean out the dust from the condenser and everything would be OK but OH, NO!.....

The back of the refrigerator was rusted out and had an ice build up.  No honey, I don't think we can fix this. 
So after a weekend of dealing with coolers and bags of ice,
we took the 8 am ferry to the "big island" to shop for a new refrigerator.  They had only one stainless steel, side by side of the correct size in stock AND it was on sale!  I'll have that one please.  It shipped on the freight ferry to our  island this afternoon and it is now almost cool enough to stock with the food in the coolers.  

But did that mean we needed to eat out?  No, we made lobster rolls with local, fresh lobster for lunch.  
Of course our dealing without a refrigerator for a weekend is nothing compared with the unfortunate people in Connecticut and elsewhere still dealing without power after that freak snowstorm in October.  It is easy to be creative for two days but weeks without power, grocery stores or the luxury of restaurants is not fun.  Hope all power is restored soon!


  1. Sorry to hear about all the hiccups since you arrived, that fridge sure is pretty and the fact it was on sale makes it even prettier!! Hopefully you will be able to relax and enjoy your time soon. Lobster rolls with fresh lobster sounds AMAZING!!

  2. Glad it worked out in the end. And I've been craving lobster rolls forever!


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